Westway Group, Inc. Announces Sale of Its Liquid Feed Supplement Business to an Affiliate of ED&F Man Holdings Limited and Early

Westway Group, Inc. Announces Sale of Its Liquid Feed Supplement Business to
an Affiliate of ED&F Man Holdings Limited and Early Termination of Waiting
Period Under HSR Act

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westway Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq:WWAY) ("Westway" or the "Company") today announced it has closed the
previously announced sale of its liquid feed supplement business ("Westway
Feed Products") and certain bulk liquid storage terminals located in Ireland,
Denmark, Korea, and the United Kingdom (collectively, the "Foreign Terminals")
to ED&F Man Holdings Limited ("ED&F Man"), the Company's largest stockholder,
for a final purchase price of approximately $112 million.

As previously announced, the Company's Board of Directors initiated a process
to explore possible strategic alternatives for the Company as a whole,
including alternatives for Westway Feed Products and the Foreign Terminals,
and formed a special committee of independent directors to direct such process
(the "Special Committee"). The Special Committee retained Evercore Partners
("Evercore") as financial advisor to assist it during this process.

The Company also received notice from the Federal Trade Commission on January
3, 2013 that it had been granted early termination of the waiting period under
the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to the
transactions contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of
Merger, dated as of December 20, 2012, pursuant to which an affiliate of EQT
Infrastructure II Limited Partnership agreed to acquire all of the outstanding
equity securities of the Company for approximately $419 million in aggregate
cash consideration or $6.70 in cash per common share.

About Westway Feed Products

Westway Feed Products is the largest producer of liquid feed supplements in
North America, with 2011 volumes of 1.8million tons. The business has 31
locations worldwide in the U.S. and western Canada. Westway Feed Products is a
leader in the design and implementation of innovative liquid and solid feed
supplements, with such current brands as Multi-Mix, Sweet Cake, Suga-Lik, E-Z
GLO and Pro Lix.

About Westway Group, Inc.

Westway is a leading provider of bulk liquid storage and related value-added
services.

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statements within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended, and Section21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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performance or achievements to be materially different from any future
results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied
by such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause or contribute to
such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described
in our most recent Form 10-Q and Form 10-K filed with the SEC.

CONTACT: Evercore Partners
         Perk Hixon
         Sr. Managing Director
         Hixon@evercore.com
         (212) 822-7554
        
         Westway Group, Inc.
         Francis P. Jenkins Jr.
         Chairman
         (212) 332-2960

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